SQL Server 2008 November CTP/CTP 5 Arrives

Just got the following link from Connect;


Looks like the first version of SQL 2008 Express is included. There is sooo much goodness in this CTP it deserves a separate post but some highlights;

  • Upgrade(but not of clusters)
  • Performance Data Warehouse for SQL Engine
  • Compression
  • Resource Governor
  • Transparent Data Encryption
  • FILESTREAM Data Type
  • Geospatial Support
  • T-SQL Intellisense (YIPEEEE)
  • New Cube design tools for SSAS
  • SSAS Resource Monitoring (think DMVs for SSAS)